TCC Alum and Adjunct Professor Daily Helps Homeless

Olive Garden Culinary Manager Mike Mrugula uses his skills as a graduate of Tarrant County College Southeast’s Culinary Arts Program not only to the tantalize the palates of his Dallas customers but also helps take the hunger edge off for the homeless. For the past two years, Chef Mrugula also has been investing in the future of culinary arts students as an adjunct professor.
Learn more about Chef Mrugula in a story recently aired on WFAA-TV 8.

FOX 4: Tips for College Freshmen

Dr. Larry Rideaux, vice president of student development services at TCC South, appeared on FOX 4 this morning to share tips for surviving your first year of college and beyond.
Hear what Rideaux shared with “Good Day” host Lauren Pryzbyl during today’s live interview.

TCC Graduate Chef Karriem Featured on Channel 8

Chef Sultan KarriemTCC Southeast Culinary Arts graduate Sultan Karriem recently shared a quick easy recipe on WFAA. Check out his recipe for stuffed poblano pepper.

CBS 11 Story Features Emergency and Crisis Preparedness Seminar at TCC

CBS 11 recently aired a story highlighting training that emergency and crisis preparedness professions received at an interactive seminar hosted by emergency preparedness experts with Tarrant County College and Alertus Technologies, featuring the Arlington Police Department. Reporter Brittany Jeffers provided details.
Watch the CBS 11 story.

Fire Truck Donation Enhances Firefighter Training at Tarrant County College

FIREHOUSE recently shared a post detailing how the city of Grapevine’s generosity is enhancing the training of cadets at the Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center.
Read the post to learn more about the 75-foot ladder truck donation.


TCC Firefighter Cadet Tells Her Story

There is a class of high-demand, well-paying jobs historically dominated by men, but Tarrant County College is helping to change that by opening doors of opportunity to all. KERA reporter Courtney Collins spotlights one firefighter cadet’s journey through TCC’s Fire Academy at Northwest Campus. Hear what Alexis Dunn has to say about challenging the status quo.
KERA story

NBC 5: New TCC Southeast Course Helps Autistic Students Dream Big

NBC 5 recently aired a story highlighting Tarrant County College Southeast Campus offering a new computer animation class that’s opening doors for some autistic students. Reporter Larry Collins visited the American Dream City to see how this college course is preparing students for a brighter future.

Watch the NBC 5 story.

TCC Freshman Helps Area Youth Learn About Police Roles

Tarrant County College freshman Jacob Mueller spent his winter break teaching some young Explorers from Mansfield Police Department Post 1601 about police roles and careers. During the week-long camp, participants covered active shooter scenarios, hand-to-hand-combat, traffic stops, and more.

Read about Mueller’s passion for helping others in this Star-Telegram story.

TCC Alum Navigates UNT Program for Veterans, Earns First Four-Year Degree in Family

The University of North Texas recently featured Johnathan Igou, a graduate of TCC’s logistics and supply chain management program, on the school’s main website.  Earlier this week, Johnathan, an Air Force veteran, received a bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree with a specialization in logistical operations, becoming the first in his family to earn a four-year degree. Mike Esquivel, coordinator of the logistics program at TCC Northwest, talked about Johnathan’s academic journey.

Read Johnathan Igou’s story. 

TCC Police Officer Makes Teddy Bears for Sick Children

CBS-11 News recently aired a story about Sergeant Terry Richards, a police officer at Tarrant County College. Richards works in partnership with Cook’s Children Medical Center to spread joy to sick children through the love of teddy bears. Each stuffed teddy bear or puppy that Richards brings to a child wears a replica police uniform made from recycled police uniforms and is named Sergeant Phil Better. These teddy bears not only make sick children smile they also bring joy to all involved in the project.
Watch the story